Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for our quarterly peer-to-peer exchange for education funders! Funders will come together in October to discuss funding strategies you are using, thinking through, or exploring, and steps you are taking to evaluate your portfolio.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Maryland State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury. This will be an opportunity to learn Mr. Choudhury’s goals for the Maryland State Department of Education, anticipated needs for the upcoming school year, along with an opportunity to explore the role of philanthropy in supporting public education in our state. Members are encouraged to share questions prior to the session to maximize time with Mr. Choudhury.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System, for our annual conversation with the Education Funders Affinity Group. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District. Members are encouraged to share questions prior to the session to maximize time with Dr. Santelises.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group to hear from leaders of Baltimore City Public Schools about strategies and emerging models they are engaging to improve older youth literacy. They will be joined by Theme Reads, a program at the Success for All Foundation in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, who will share information about their model for working with older students, what’s unique about working with high school students, how their work differs from traditional models, their work with Baltimore City Schools, and program outcomes. This session begins a series of upcoming conversations for the fall focusing on high school age youth.
Join us for a conversation with the leadership of the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative where we will learn how the Collaborative is thinking about their work, hear updates on what was funded and not funded in the latest grant cycle, key them
The second in our two-part series will focus on practitioner perspectives on teacher retention, challenges, and opportunities.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for the first in a two-part series on the teacher pipeline. The onslaught of the pandemic has created a crisis in the classroom with school systems at-risk of losing educators.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a conversation with Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, member of the new state-level Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) and former chairman of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (also known as the Kirwan Commission) that resulted in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, which is now law. Dr. Kirwan will provide an update on the role of the AIB with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, expectations for the Blueprint with respect to impacting K-12 education, how the Blueprint addresses equity in education, and implications for the work ahead. We will also explore ways to engage the philanthropic community in supporting the effort around the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. Dr. Kirwan will be joined by Rachel Hise, Executive Director of the Accountability and Implementation Board. Previously, Ms. Hise served as a long-time policy analyst for the Department of Legislative Services and was the lead staff person to the Kirwan Commission.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a conversation with Dr. Tracey L. Durant, Executive Director, and Chitamawe Daka Mulwanda, Manager of Equity, for Baltimore City Public Schools.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a discussion with Senator Paul Pinsky and leading education advocates about the 2022 Legislative Session. Senator Pinsky will share information about K-12 education legislation under review and the role of philanthropy in K-12 education in support of public funding efforts. Advocates will share education bills they are working on and a status update from their perspectives on the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. We will also hear from the charter school community to learn their policy priorities and how they are impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, and the influx of state and federal dollars.